Local Tragedies 1965 - 1974
The Sunshine District, like all districts has seen it's fair share of tragedies.
The most significant accident was the Sunshine Station Railway disaster in 1908. At that time it was Australia's worst railway accident.
But there has been many more tragedies in the local district and whether these have been work site accidents, motor car accidents, level crossing accidents, drownings in the district's creeks & pools and murders. Other tragedies have not happen in the district but the families of the district has had to mourn these events.
A sample of these tragedies have been recorded in various Victorian papers.
St. Albans the Martyr, St. Albans destroyed by fire
Killed in accident, Peter George Tesch, Aged 29